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Fire Safety Theme

Crafts & Activities
Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

Crafts & Activities

Family Escape Plan
Have a family meeting and plan an escape route in case of a fire. Make sure that you have at least two ways to exit the room. Have mom or dad draw the plans on a piece of paper. Practice your escape plan on a regular basis - at least once a month. Remember that your plan should have a meeting place that is safe outside of the home.  ie. the big oak tree on the corner; a neighbors front yard;  be consistent with the "safe place" so children are not confused when it comes time for a real emergency!

Practicing 9-1-1 and Street Address
Practice calling 9-1-1 on a play phone with your child.  Have your child tell you what they might say to the dispatcher if there were a fire or another emergency at your home.  Work with your child so that they know their address.

Remembering 9-1-1
If your child is young, and has trouble remembering the correct sequence of 9-1-1 - Place a small red circle sticker on the 9, and 2 small green circle stickers on the 1 - Practice saying "red, green, green" with your child.  Sometimes it is easier for them to remember their colors than it is to remember numbers!

Songs, Finger Plays & Nursery Rhymes

The Firefighter
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The fire fighter wears (big black boots),
(big black boots), (big black boots),
The fire fighter wears (big black boots)
When he fights the fire.
Continue with the following: a turnout coat; a special hat; heavy gloves; an oxygen tank

Firefighter Finger Play

Five brave firefighters, Sleeping so, (hold up a hand with fingers flat across palm)
The fire bell rings, Down the pole they go, (open the hand and make a downward motion)
Jump in the fire truck, Hurry down the street. Climb up the ladder, (make the fingers climb)
Feel the fire's heat. (wipe sweat from your brow)
Five brave firefighters, (hold up five fingers)
Put the fire out. (make a wiping motion)
Hip! Hip! Hooray! All the people shout! (shout)

Ten Little Firefighters (finger play)

Ten little firefighters
Sleeping in their beds.
"Ding!" went the bell,
And down the pole they slid.
They raced to the fire
And put out all the flames.
Then the 10 little firefighters
Went back to bed again.

Five Fire Fighters

Five friendly fire fighters standing near the door,
One washes a fire engine now there are four.
Four friendly fire firefighters waiting patiently.
One fixes hoses now there are three.
Three friendly firefighters have a lot to do,
One climbs a ladder, now there are two.
Two friendly firefighters exercise and run,
One cooks some dinner now there is one.
One friendly fire fighter all the work is done
this one goes to bed, now there are none.

I'm a Big Red Fire Truck
(Tune:  I'm a Little Teapot)

 I'm a big red fire truck long and stout,
 When I am needed, I roar and shout.
 People love to see me rush about,
 Just turn me on and head me out.

 I'm a big red fire truck stout and long,
 Here's is my laddler, tall and strong.
 When I get a call, you'll hear my song,
 Just climb aboard and turn me on.

Fire Safety
 (Tune: Three Blind Mice)

Dial 9-1-1
Dial 9-1-1
You'll hear them say
That  help is on the way.
If you need help you know what to do
Call the police and the firehouse too
Just dial 9-1-1 that's what you'll do
Dial 9-1-1

 (Tune: Pop Goes The Weasel)

 Down the street the engine goes
 The Firemen fight the fire
 Up the ladder with their hose
 Out goes the fire.

I Am A Fireman
 (Tune: I'm A Little Teapot)

 I am a fireman dressed in red.
 With my fire hat on my head.
 I can drive the firetruck, fight fire too,
 And help make things safe for you.


Fire Truck Treats

1/2 cup frosting
6 rectangular-shaped graham crackers, each broken into 4 smaller rectangles
48 ring shaped gummie candies
12 large gumdrops

Sandwich two small rectangular graham crackers with in teaspoon of frosting. Stand this on long edge. Spread a small amount of frosting on 4 gummie candies. Attach two per side extending below cracker to resemble wheels. Put a dab of frosting on gumdrop and attach to top of crackers. Repeat to form 12 sandwich cookies. Your children will love to help assemble these. Small children should use a plastic knife or wooden craft stick to spread frosting.


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